Highest-Rated Ice Cream Shops In Chicago By Diners

Discover Chicago's top ice cream shops ranked by Yelp in 2024, showcasing the creamiest and most crave-worthy options available.

Ice cream is a treat that can be enjoyed all year round, although the volume produced during the hotter months signals otherwise. The majority of ice cream and other frozen desserts in the U.S. are made between March and August, with July being the busiest month of all, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Ice cream shops everywhere have made it their job to serve up the smoothest, creamiest, and most crave-able options. To find out who’s doing the best job of it, Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated ice cream shops in Chicago using data from Yelp. Data is as of June 14, 2024.

Read more: Treat Your Kids to Chicagoland’s Best Ice Cream Shops

Businesses were selected using Yelp’s ranking system, which calculates an adjusted rating value that takes into account the number of ratings as well as the rating score itself. Only businesses with at least 10 reviews were considered. Also, in an effort to highlight independent businesses and local chains, those with more than five locations nationally, based on the Yelp data, were not included.

Read on to determine where you’ll get your next cup or cone from!

27. Fragola Yogurt And Ice Cream

  • Rating: 4.5/5 (22 reviews)
  • Price level: $
  • Address: 3207 N. Central Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, juice bars & smoothies, coffee & tea
  • Read more on Yelp

26. Relish Chicago Hot Dogs

  • Rating: 4.5/5 (22 reviews)
  • Price level: $$
  • Address: 550 E. Grand Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Shaved ice, ice cream & frozen yogurt, hot dogs
  • Read more on Yelp

25. Vaca’s Creamery

  • Rating: 4.6/5 (145 reviews)
  • Price level: $
  • Address: 1436 West Blackhawk St., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, desserts, vegan
  • Read more on Yelp

24. Mike’s Ice Chicago

  • Rating: 4.6/5 (16 reviews)
  • Address: 5731 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

23. Neveria De Colores

  • Rating: 4.6/5 (14 reviews)
  • Price level: $
  • Address: 3838 W. 49th St. Chicago, Illinois
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, coffee & tea, cafes
  • Read more on Yelp

22. Sideshow Gelato

  • Rating: 4.6/5 (23 reviews)
  • Address: 4819 N. Western Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

21. Linda Michoacana

  • Rating: 4.7/5 (30 reviews)
  • Address: 6808 West North Ave. Chicago, Illinois
  • Categories: ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

20. Lincoln Ice Cream Company

  • Rating: 4.7/5 (50 reviews)
  • Address: 4919 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, desserts
  • Read more on Yelp

19. Bella’s Italian Ice & Helado de Coco

  • Rating: 4.7/5 (32 reviews)
  • Address: 3523 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, shaved ice
  • Read more on Yelp

18. La Plaza Paleteria

  • Rating: 4.7/5 (27 reviews)
  • Price level: $
  • Address: 3046 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, grocery
  • Read more on Yelp

17. Vaca’s Creamery

  • Rating: 4.7/5 (61 reviews)
  • Price level: $$
  • Address: 2324 W. Giddings St., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, desserts, coffee & tea
  • Read more on Yelp

16. Betty’s Ice Cream

  • Rating: 4.7/5 (17 reviews)
  • Price level: $
  • Address: 5858 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

15. Brothers Creamery Frozen Custard

  • Rating: 4.7/5 (45 reviews)
  • Address: 2928 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: desserts, ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

14. The Original Rainbow Cone

  • Rating: 4.7/5 (21 reviews)
  • Address: 162 E. Superior St., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, donuts
  • Read more on Yelp

13. Crepe House Cafe

  • Rating: 4.8/5 (136 reviews)
  • Price level: $$
  • Address: 5033 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Cafes, ice cream & frozen yogurt, creperies
  • Read more on Yelp

12. Logan Vegan

  • Rating: 4.8/5 (30 reviews)
  • Address: 2535 North Kedzie Ave. Chicago, Illinois
  • Categories: Vegan, ice cream & frozen yogurt, coffee & tea
  • Read more on Yelp

11. Naranja Dulce

  • Rating: 4.8/5 (18 reviews)
  • Address: 3124 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, bubble tea, Mexican
  • Read more on Yelp

10. Crepe Twist

  • Rating: 4.8/5 (37 reviews)
  • Address: 545 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago
  • Categories: Creperies, coffee & tea, ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

9. Bartleby’s Ice Cream Cakes

  • Rating: 4.8/5 (49 reviews)
  • Address: 1943 W. Byron St. Chicago
  • Categories: Desserts, ice cream & frozen yogurt, custom cakes
  • Read more on Yelp

8. Paulo Gelato & Chocolate

  • Rating: 4.9/5 (86 reviews)
  • Price level: $$
  • Address: 1058 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Gelato, ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

7. Pretty Cool Ice Cream

  • Rating: 4.9/5 (24 reviews)
  • Address: 709 W. Belden Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

6. Queen Sheba

  • Rating: 4.9/5 (24 reviews)
  • Address: 4851 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Bubble tea, juice bars & smoothies, ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

5. Bistro 6050

  • Rating: 4.9/5 (395 reviews)
  • Price level: $
  • Address: 6050 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago
  • Categories: Empanadas, creperies, ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

4. Paleteria La Monarca

  • Rating: 4.9/5 (12 reviews)
  • Price level: $
  • Address: 6955 N. Clark St., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

3. Runaway Cow

  • Rating: 4.9/5 (13 reviews)
  • Address: 608 W. 31st St., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt, vegan, desserts
  • Read more on Yelp

2. Sabores De Michoacán

  • Rating: 5.0/5 (14 reviews)
  • Price level: $
  • Address: 1806 W, 18th St., Chicago
  • Categories: Ice cream & frozen yogurt
  • Read more on Yelp

1. Nubes Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

  • Rating: 5.0/5 (11 reviews)
  • Address: 4442 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago
  • Categories: Desserts, ice cream & frozen yogurt, coffee & tea
  • Read more on Yelp

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Chia-Yi Hou, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 237 metros.


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